Sunday, May 6, 2012

Do You Like Western Time Travels? Give-a-Way

I sure enjoy writing them. I guess my enjoyment stems from my childhood and wanting to live back in the old days. Wouldn't it be fun to wear those long dresses and soft leather shoes that buttoned up to mid calf? And the hats! Weren't they pretty? Of course, if I was a farmer's wife, I'd probably wear a sun bonnet and there is nothing attractive about them except maybe the fabric some of them are made from. A woman didn't want the sun to damage her skin, a habit we'd be wise to take more seriously in this day and time. The one pictured here has the neck skirt that adds even more protection.
My grandmother had many sunbonnets made from feedsack material. When she went outside she always wore one. She'd also put on a long-sleeved shirt and wear gloves. Some women wore straw hats with large brims to protect them but they were not as affective as the bonnet. I can only imagine what a bonnet would do for my carefully arranged hair style.

So, join me in nineteenth century Prairie, Texas and learn how Charity Dawson, Dessa Wade, and Bull Dawson adapt to life in the past.

Today I'll be giving away a PDF copy of A Law of Her Own or A Marshal of Her Own, the first two stories of the series set in 1890s Prairie, Texas. The third story, A Love of His Own will be release May 16th. I hope you'll buy a copy! Please leave a comment to be entered into the drawing. A blurb and excerpt will follow.

Happy Reading and Writing!


Paty Jager said...

Hi Linda!
There are days I wish I had a sun bonnet they would have been great for keeping the wind out of your ears, which is my problem. Fun post!

Debby said...

I am very picky about time travels. The method must have something I can believe in.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Shadow said...

Hi! Your books sound wonderful. I love reading a old westerns with a time travel twist! Thanks!

Linda LaRoque said...

Hi Paty,so true about the sunbonnet and wind in your ears. You know you can buy those in some stores.

Linda LaRoque said...

I don't blame you, Debby. My first time travel I used ley lines, spin torsion fields, etc. In these it's much simpler.

Linda LaRoque said...

Thank you, Shadow. I love old westerns too!